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    Four ships per side is the most I have played...

    Four ships per side is the most I have played with at conventions. But these are designed to be beginner friendly and not go on for hours upon hours, so one ship per player. At home, again, four...
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    Figures from The Illustrated Companion to...

    Figures from The Illustrated Companion to Nelson’s Navy.
    1811
    74 gun: 80
    All ships 60 guns or more (ships of the line): 107

    You can see the proportion is exceedingly high. Now, I am not sure...
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    I currently live as about as far as I ever have...

    I currently live as about as far as I ever have from the Pacific Ocean, 40 miles. I miss the smell of salt air when I lived a couple of miles from the ocean.
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    I was introduced to the game with the advanced...

    I was introduced to the game with the advanced rules, so I pretty much always play with them.
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    Poll: The US Coast Guard is exceedingly vague about...

    The US Coast Guard is exceedingly vague about what constitutes “small craft”. Basically, from their standpoint, anything threatened by conditions is small craft, which would seem to mean that it is...
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    Sails of Glory Game Mat on Amazon

    Yeah, I know, not the ridiculous priced ones. $29.99 Prime. After my buy...three left. Only took me two years to get any of these for under list (Iím cheap). Thought Iíd give a heads up.
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    Poll: Have you actually been on the open ocean?

    In a boat. More specifically, a wind-powered sail boat? Did you actually help handle the craft?

    Everything but the last two for me.

    Though I did polish up the handles so carefully...

    Edit...
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    Yes, now I feel the desire to get a third copy. ...

    Yes, now I feel the desire to get a third copy. Really would like a Constellation/Congress model from Ares. I suppose a Hebe class would reasonably do for the Chesapeake.
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    Yellow. I usually seen the Constitution depicted...

    Yellow. I usually seen the Constitution depicted with white, and the United States with yellow, though those things seemed to vary at any particular moment. The President I’m not sure about one way...
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    Thank’ee, sir! Attention. Salute! Boom!...

    Thank’ee, sir!

    Attention. Salute!
    Boom!
    Boom!
    Boom!
    Boom!
    Boom!
    Boom!
    Boom!
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    Simply wow! Wonder if I can get these the right...

    Simply wow! Wonder if I can get these the right size from my iPad, if not, i’ll Have to see what I actually have on my computer (photoshop at the worst).

    (Edit in: glad I tried that in b&w first...
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    Thank’ee all!

    Thank’ee all!
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    Base card, whatever the rules call it, I just...

    Base card, whatever the rules call it, I just didn’t have them in front of me (opening the box and looking...yes, base card). Presumably the same as the Constitution: 5 veer, 5 Burden, Manuever Deck...
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    eBay. Oh, wait, $12.99. Nobody bid against me. ...

    eBay. Oh, wait, $12.99. Nobody bid against me. The same guy had a beautiful modified Victory that went for something like $15, but I didn’t really need a second one. Not quite as good as getting...
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    Ship Cards for USS United States/President?

    $12 for another USS Constitution? Sure! Itís in my mailbox now, have to brave the rain to go get it. Just need a reversible ship card to place in the holder and wondered if someone out there had...
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    2nd rates. I’d say 6th rates, but the system...

    2nd rates. I’d say 6th rates, but the system isn’t really scaled well for that end of small. United States/President. Constellation/Congress. More development of the Spanish and US in general. ...
  17. Was thinking more Napoleonic era than American...

    Was thinking more Napoleonic era than American Revolution, but good suggestion nevertheless. Thanks.
  18. Thankee, Cap’n! I was just going to limit them...

    Thankee, Cap’n! I was just going to limit them to double-shotted, no regular shot, so as to give them more punch but a shorter range, but I’d rather go with official.
  19. Adapting Existing Frigates for the United States?

    Okay, so multiple copies of the Constitution for the United States and President, and Java and Guerriere if I ever felt the need. But the Constellation and Congress seem in a no manís land between...
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    Poll: British 1 First Rate 2 74 gun Third Rate 1 50...

    British
    1 First Rate
    2 74 gun Third Rate
    1 50 gun Fourth Rate
    1 40 gun Frigate
    2 32 gun frigates

    French
    Same mix
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    And that reminds me, Jonas, hat: Fore and aft....

    And that reminds me, Jonas, hat:

    Fore and aft.
    ;-)
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    Just looking at the mats and stats without...

    Just looking at the mats and stats without actually playing them, the difference is small. Looking at the Ares points values, 96/99 for the Leopard/Isis and 85/88 for Sybille/Amelia. Smaller...
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    Corsair be reportin' fer duty

    My career as a gamer on the high seas began with Milton Bradley's American Heritage Broadside game. The British fleet had to sail past defending forts and into an American harbor against a weaker...
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    I had been thinking about adding some ships to my...

    I had been thinking about adding some ships to my modest fleet of eight, saw that the new wave was out, and added eight more ships, including a first rate for each side, a forty gun frigate for each...
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